State-of-the-Art Reports

Report Date: 
November, 2018
Author(s): 
Albert DeFusco
Jamie Neidert
An extensive summary of contemporary research and development into MS rocket motor propellants is provided, with emphasis on achieving IM compliance. MS propellants have existed since the late 1800s and continue to progressively improve. Developing...
Unmanned Aerial Systems for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance
Report Date: 
May, 2018
Author(s): 
Matthew Harbaugh
This report summarizes information about various unmanned aerial systems (UAS) platforms currently used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). The applicability of various UAS platforms and sensor payloads for specific types of...
Qualifying Additive Manufacturing Parts SOAR
Report Date: 
December, 2017
Author(s): 
Michael Mazurek
Russell Austin
Doyle Motes III
This report is a summary of the state of the art for additive manufacturing (AM) certification. Because the development of AM certification is ongoing across multiple domains and disciplines, and due to the limits of this report, some areas may not...
UBB SOAR Cover
Report Date: 
September, 2017
Author(s): 
Brian Benesch
John Hersey
This state-of-the-art report (SOAR) summarizes current principles and technologies of underbody blast (UBB) protection for ground combat vehicles. The UBB environment is described along with a brief overview of the recent history of UBB protection...
HME Soar Cover
Report Date: 
December, 2016
Author(s): 
William Bagley
This State of the Art Report is an attempt to summarize current and available information to inform and assist energetic researchers in the selection of commercially available personal protective equipment, along with the design and construction...